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Wednesday30 July 2014

Foster's and Wilkinson Eyre up for Lubetkin award

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Four practices named on shortlist

Buildings by Foster & Partners and Wilkinson Eyre are among the four that have been shortlisted for this year’s Lubetkin prize.

The award recognises the best international building outside the EU with the nominations chosen by a panel chaired by RIBA president Angela Brady.

Foster’s building is a gallery for Sperone Westwater in New York while Wilkinson Eyre has been recognised for its work on the tallest building so far built by a British architect in the world – the 103-storey Guangzhou International Finance Center in China.

The other schemes to make the shortlist are the Solaris science research and development centre in Singapore by Malaysian practice TR Hamzah and Yeang along with Singapore firm CPG.

And a 35-storey residential tower, called One KL, in Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur has also made the shortlist.

“These cutting-edge buildings show the leading role architects play in creating low-energy living and working spaces, even in extreme environmental conditions.” Brady added.

The winner will be announced at the same event the Stirling Prize is awarded on October 13.

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  • Can't believe these were the best buildings outside of the EU. If they were architecture is in a poor state.

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  • The criteria for qualification ("...an RIBA member based in the UK building outside the EU, or an RIBA member based outside the UK building within or outside the EU...) are so esoteric that the choice is inevitably constrained.

    If it must be related to RIBA membership, why not simply make it an award for the best non-UK building designed by a member?

    Btw, BD appears to have succumbed to arbitrary apostrophe syndrome - Foster's what is being referred to in the headline?

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